Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Showers Have Begun

So with spring comes the return of the rain. Now as much as I hate the rain, it's a major player in my favorite movie of all time, Singing In The Rain. The comedy, the music, the chemistry, the clothes, perfection. So since showers are pouring across the United States, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the iconic styles of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in this great movie.
So glamorous, so classy, so fun. Let's break it down.
The necessities to create this look are classic, timeless pieces. A rainboot is a must. My FAVORITE are Hunter boots, of which I have 2 pairs. This fun, loving yellow and of course a basic black. But the classic yellow is perfect for emulating the poster Singing In The Rain look. (Hunter Rainboots, $98 available at shopbop.com in a slew of colors).

Okay, I was going to search online for a good, affordable trench coat, but I really hate endorsing anything I don't own or haven't seen in real life. So, why mess with perfection. There is no better trench coat out there than Burberry's famous cut. I don't own it, as it's SUPER  high priced, but I plan to one day, as this classic piece will never be outdated. (Burberry Trench, $1295, available at burberry.com) 

How cute is this hat! It could easily be right out of Debbie Reynolds' wardrobe for the film, but looks perfectly modern at the same time. (Eugenia Kim Sophie Satin Cloche, $215, available at Neimanmarcus.com)

Finally, the dress. The loose, drop waist cut, in a casual jersey is such a great, casual dress that can work in all weather and with any accessories. Dress it up with a pair of heels, or sing and dance in the rain with it by adding your rain boots and trench. (Twenty8Twelve Alice Tank Dress, $195, available at shopbop.com)

1 comment:

Jagifer said...

A classic blog...just right for the spirit of Spring and April showers. And it is a shame that you do not have that rain coat!